Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 111,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 233,207

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Page SUM 439,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 735,250

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13110 records found.